A Revolt of the Masses: Culture and Modernity in Early 20th Century Spain: From Bullfights to Football Games

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This article discusses the consolidation of mass culture in early 20th century Spain and analyses the discrepancy between the intellectual debate about Spanish culture and public behaviour. Bullfighting has throughout history been a much debated theme amongst intellectuals, and it has been banned by kings and the Church on several occasions. Nevertheless, there has always been an audience. In early 20th century, football entered the scene of popular culture in Spain and gained very quickly in popularity. The article discusses the presence of the two and analyses the contribution of bullfighting and football to the process of modernisation and globalisation in Spain. José Ortega y Gasset’s view on culture as a production of value and his idea of the revolt of the masses serves as a prime theoretical backdrop for the study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cultures of Popular Culture
EditorsDominique Jeannerod, Federico Pagello, Michael Pierse
Number of pages13
PublisherDublin Institute of Technology
Publication date2017
Article number9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventThe Cultures of Popular Culture Conference / Royal Irish Academy’s Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies - Queen’s University , Belfast
Duration: 13 Dec 201314 Dec 2013
https://blogs.qub.ac.uk/popularculture/programme/

Conference

ConferenceThe Cultures of Popular Culture Conference / Royal Irish Academy’s Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies
LocationQueen’s University
ByBelfast
Periode13/12/201314/12/2013
Internetadresse
SeriesCALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language
Number1
Volume2

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